Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Castalia Audio

What a fabulous holiday treat to sit in cozy Hugo House, nursing (or chugging) a glass of wine or a bottle of beer, and enjoying some fine poetry and prose. First year poet Erika Wilder kicked off the night with an abundance of intriguing imagery and wordplay; second year prose writer Lisa Nicholas Ritscher’s essay was accompanied by her own fabulous clarinet music; second year poet Talia Shalev began her performance with a mention of Apollo and then followed it with a few more “geek out, Greek out,” poems; UW alumna and poet Chelsea Jennings taught us about Fado, the weather, and the “old Castalia,” including costumes and Box Wine,among other things; and UW professor and fiction writer Shawn Wong shared an excerpt from his new novel.